The Week that was in Royalty - April 3 to 9

Windsor Castle to undergo major renovation. Wikimedia Commons

It's been another busy week for our royals. You might be wondering what have they been up to? Here's our round-up of the week that was in the world of royalty. 
April 4

King Carl XVI will celebrate his birthday on April 30 in the Outer Courtyard of the Royal Palace in Stockholm. Here are the details of the event.

April 5

Hollyrood Castle will also be renovated. Wikimedia Commons

Windor Castle and Palace of Hollyroodhouse to undergo a £37m revamp. The transformations are aimed at giving the public greater access to two of the Queen's official residences.

 Princess Victoria of Sweden poses for her first official photo with newborn Prince Oscar - both in matching baby blue. 'We would like to convey our sincere gratitude for all the kind greetings and congratulations we have received in connection with Princess Estelle's birthday and the birth of Prince Oscar,' the Princess in a statement. Meanwhile, Prince Oscar will be christened on May 27.
 
Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Oscar on their
first pose together.  Kungahuset


April 6

Prince Harry proudly unveiled his 2016 UK Invictus Games team. He will be based in Orlando for duration of Invictus games and will visit venues and meet participants and families before events begin.

Prince William marks 10 years as president of Football Association. The second in line to the throne was presented with a special cap during a Wembley Stadium lunch on Wednesday to mark his ten years as president of the Football Association and threw his support behind Leicester's campaign to secure the title.

 April 7

Check out the newly upgraded website of the British Royal Family! The new site is the first upgrade in over eight years and will be fully compatible with all mobile devices.

Prince Albert II made an official visit to the Philippines upon the invitation of President Benigno S. Aquino. Part of the visit included a tour of the Tubbataha Reef Marine Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

April 8

Queen Elizabeth II’s historic dresses will be unveiled to the public to mark her 90th birthday. Outfits worn by the Queen at historic occasions go on show this month at Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh.

April 9

India prepares to welcome Prince William and Kate.  The royal couple will be spending four days in India before travelling to Bhutan.

Princess Charlotte gets a flower named after her as she turns one. The pink chrysanthemum with green tips is slated for exhibition at the Chelsea Flower Show in London this May. 


King Harald concludes his three-day Italian visit in Milan. Together With Queen Sonja, the King attended a luncheon hosted by the Norwegian Ambassador to Italy, Mr Bjørn Trygve Grydeland, where the King spoke before the Italian business community. 

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